Geographic Information System Specialist for the Bureau of Land Management

Company Name: BLM

Title: Geographic Information System Specialist
Location: Norman, OK

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Description: Serves as a technical advisor on GIS and is responsible for the acquisition and management of spatial information required to support the management of public lands. Implements and modifies GIS software applications and interfaces. Provides technical user support for all aspects of geo-spatial data and software. Identifies requirements and implements advanced analytical techniques necessary to solve complex issues. Provides technical user support for all aspects of geo-spatial data and software and troubleshooting assistants to field office personnel. Represents the office to facilitate the sharing and distribution of spatial information. Works actively to bring consistency to all geo-spatial data. Suggest technically feasible approaches, and makes recommendations to the user and management regarding the most efficient automation, mapping, and/or analysis approaches. Cooperates with federal, State, and other local government entities, key private organizations, and professional organizations to capture and analysis projects. Using BLM business requirements and input from BLM program leads and resource specialists, to utilize this data as a foundation on which technology will be developed and integrated in support of BLM mission requirements. Performs consultation and research to determine common and unique requirements, to recommend standardized resource base data terms and elements for uniform identification by all users and to select and develop a system design to service users individually or as a group.

Minimum Qualifications:

1) Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), related technology, and analytical techniques in order to resolve moderately complex GIS issues for natural resources management activities. 2) Knowledge of geographic/cartographic sciences, interdisciplinary resource management, and database management in order to administer geospatial databases and identy interrelationships with GIS data. 3) Knoweldge of functions, principles, techniques of land use planning including outdoor recreation planning and interdiscipliary resource managemnt (e.g. environmental impact analysis, rangeland management,wildlife management, etc). 4) Ability to effectively communiate orally and in writing with a variety of audiences.

Desired Majors: Geography

Position Type: Full Time
Hours per week: 40+

Salary & Benefits: $59246.00 – $77019.00

Application Process:  To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. Click on the button “Apply OnLine” and login to MY USAJOBS. If you haven’t already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and paste or type a resume into USAJOBS. If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the “Did you forget your username and/or password” link. Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement. If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at (505) 954-2223 or via email at If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.


Application Deadline: 12/8/2016